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Old 10-24-2021, 07:56 AM
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Are you guys doing anything to secure your trolling motor while out in big waves? I used a ram mount on my last boat to stop the head from bouncing and didn't have any problems. Just wondering if technology has changed and do I have to do the same for my new Terrova. Thanks for any input.
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Old 10-24-2021, 09:10 AM
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Highly recommend stabilizing the motor head still, the Terrova will bounce around.
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Old 10-24-2021, 09:22 AM
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I do nothing with my Ulterra. I figure if it needed support Minnkota would have a support for it.
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Old 10-24-2021, 09:27 AM
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I use the ram mount with my 72" shaft. I don't like to see the shaft/head bouncing that much regardless if the mfg recommends a stabilizer or not!

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Old 10-24-2021, 09:37 AM
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I don't support my ulterra. What good is the automatic deploy and stow feature if I need to strap it down to a mount to secure it. If I have to walk up and unstrap a mount, I might as well have a terrova. Anyway, mine doesn't seem to move enough to hit anything while underway. I have been in some decently rough water and have had no issues. I could see a longer 72" shaft flexing/moving more in the rough seas but I have never seen a need for it on any of my 60" shafts.
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This was a cheap fix for me as I had a few spares laying around.
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Old 10-24-2021, 09:49 AM
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Nicely done, I have broken the cast iron plate on an old Minnkota (98) due to big waves. Ram mounted the next two without any problems. I guess I had my answer all along. Thanks
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Old 10-24-2021, 08:06 PM
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I do nothing with my Ulterra. I figure if it needed support Minnkota would have a support for it.
^^^this^^^
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Old 10-24-2021, 08:36 PM
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They make motor stabilizers for a reason . Rhodan does indeed include one for their motors. Why subject your control head to all that unnecessary vibration? To each their own but a trolling motor is a major investment in going to do all i can to protect it.
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Question; is there some kind of shock absorber or padding on the protector to prevent the bow slapping down on the water and imparting a pretty good slam to the head assembly each time? The flexing of the shaft(providing it does not hit the deck) might be better shock absorber for the electronics in the head. Bob
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